Rivas Francisco* and Salazar Wilmer
Institution: Unellez, Vipi, Venezuela
*Corresponding Author: Rivas Francisco, Institution: Unellez, Vipi, Venezuela.
Received: February 28, 2022; Published: June 10, 2022
An experiment was carried out to know the substitution of alternative foods on the productive, health and economic indicators in the chickens of fattening raised in a family production system. We worked with agricultural products grown and harvested in the northern part of the state of Cojedes. These were harvest remains of cassava root (Manihot esculentaCrantz) and dried quinchoncho (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth). In the case of maize (Zea maysL.) commercial maize flour was purchased for animal feed. 50 chickens were used per treatment in a random block design. The treatments were: T-1 formed by the mixture of 15-10-75; T-2 by mixing 10-50-40; the T-3 by 10-30-60 and the T-4 by 10-10-80 of quinchoncho, cassava flour and corn respectively, the T-5 formed by commercial feed. In the statistical analysis, the ANOVA test was used to detect significant differences between treatments and the Statgraphics Version 4 statistical package was used. The best live weight behavior of broilers was obtained with T-5; followed by T-1. In the rest of the treatments, no significant differences were observed. With respect to food consumption, it was obtained that in T-5 it was significantly higher, followed by T-1. In T-2 and T-3, the lowest food intakes were observed. However, feed conversion was better from T-1 to T-4, very close to 2.5. The greatest economic gain was obtained in the T-1; as well as profitability. It is concluded that it is feasible to use these products in the feeding of broilers, and replace commercial feed.
Keywords: Fatten Chickens; Alternative Foods; Cassava Flour; Corn And QuincHONCHO
Citation: Rivas Francisco and Salazar Wilmer. “Evaluation of the Feeding of Broilers with Endogenous Resources of the Northern Zone of the State Cojedes" Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.7 (2022): 13-16.
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